Riddle me this. What's better than a John Locke-centric episode of Lost? I'll give you a hint. It's manic, bug eyed and black and blue all over.
That's right. A Ben Linus episode! And last night's was a humdinger. Drawing out a portrait of Ben as power-hungry manipulator and conflicted do-gooder, "Dr. Linus" isn't just the best episode of this last season (so far), it may be one of the best episodes of the show period.
There were a few answers given, some tantalizing plot threads discussed, and some juicy character development outside of Ben. What makes this one so terrific though, is its extraordinary sense of symmetry and design, which goes a long way towards revealing to us the texture and context of the sideways universe.
The week opens with Ilana finally learning, via Miles'inconsistent paranormal ability, that Ben was the man truly responsible for Jacob's death. She doesn't take this well, and Ben, despite obvious attempts to worm out of it, finds himself chained to a tree and digging his own grave. Things aren't looking good for him at all, and Sun, Jin and Lapidus don't seemed moved to help out.
Read the full Lost Season 6 episode 7 recap here.